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CAE Sells Its First 787 Simulators

By Tish Drake | March 8, 2007

Canadian aircraft simulator company CAE said it sold its first three Boeing 787 full-flight simulators — two to Qantas and one to Shanghai Eastern Flight Training, the training subsidiary for China Eastern Airlines. At list prices, including buyer-furnished data and equipment, the contracts are valued at nearly $57 million, CAE said. In addition, CAE sold a Boeing 737-800 full-flight simulator to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The orders bring the total full-flight simulator (FFS) sales that CAE has announced so far in fiscal 2007 to 33. Qantas ordered two B787 simulators and suites of CAE Simfinity training devices, including a CAE Simfinity B787 integrated procedures trainer for each suite. In addition, Qantas’ B787 FFSs will use CAE’s new electric motion system. The first B787 FFS will be delivered to Qantas’ training centre in 2008. Shanghai Eastern Flight Training is the first Chinese carrier to order training equipment for the new B787 aircraft. The simulator will be delivered in late 2008 to the Shanghai Eastern Flight Training center in Shanghai. The B737-800 FFS for KLM will be delivered in the spring of 2008 to KLM’s training centre at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. For related news

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